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There are 8 ways to get from Bulgaria to Malta by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Sofia  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Malta (MLA) SOF - MLA

$58 - $146

7 alternative options

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Malta (MLA) OTP - MLA

Bus to Istanbul Ataturk, fly  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  2. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malta (MLA) IST - MLA

$104 - $329

Bus FlixBus, car ferry  •  42 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Modica
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$323 - $501

Bus ATVO S.p.A., car ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze
  2. Take the bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Catania Bus Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$269 - $410

Bus, bus and ferry, car ferry  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Ispica
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$403 - $586

Bus, train, car ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to La Spezia
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Catania Centrale Icn
  3. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$327 - $445

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Durrës
  2. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Pozzallo
  6. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Malta is to fly which costs $55 - $150 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Malta is to fly which costs $55 - $150 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Malta is 1207 km.

The best way to get from Bulgaria to Malta without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 42 h 3 min and costs $320 - $500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Bulgaria to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Malta is 1 h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 3:46 AM in Bulgaria and 2:46 AM in Malta.

Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air and Air Malta offer flights from Sofia Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1712+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Malta.
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  • Distance: 754.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Malta?

Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air and Air Malta fly from Sofia to Qormi 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Malta via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Modica
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
atvo.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Catania Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Ispica
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Catania to Valetta
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Durrës to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
albaniaferries.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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